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Friday, Nov. 5

FIREHOUSE GALLERY: "Sitting Still," an exhibit of paintings, monotypes and charcoal and gouache on paper by Eloise Larson of Weed, Calif., will be displayed through Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Rogue Community College's FireHouse Gallery, 214 S.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass. Digital photography collages by Susan Jordan will be displayed in the gallery's Community Exhibits Room. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. There will be a reception for the artists from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Visit www.roguecc.edu/galleries or call 541-956-7489 or 541-956-7339 for information.

RCC STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: "The Light and the Dark," an exchange of artwork by students from Rogue Community College's Redwood and Medford campuses, will be displayed through Dec. 9 in the Wiseman Gallery on the Redwood campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, and in the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 Bartlett St., Medford. A student holiday show, featuring jewelry, ceramics and more will be held in the Wiseman's Annex from Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Dec. 9. The Wiseman Gallery's hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Visit www.roguecc.edu/galleries or call 541-956-7489 or 541-956-7339.

ANNUAL FOOD AND WINE CLASSIC: Sip, sample and celebrate Southern Oregon's bounty at the fourth annual Food and Wine Classic to be held Friday through Sunday, Nov. 5-7, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. There will be a three-course dinner hosted by local chefs on Friday, and hands-on workshops and chef competitions will be held Saturday and Sunday. A package including the dinner, chef competitions, one workshop per day, a souvenir wine glass and food-tasting card costs $70. Prices vary for other packages. For a complete schedule, registration and ticket prices, see wwwashlandchamber.com or call 541-482-3486, ext. 106.

FAMILY MOVIE: "Toy Story 3" (2010), rated G, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Toys mistakenly delivered to a day-care center, instead of the attic, before their owner leaves for college must be convinced they weren't abandoned and to return home. Popcorn will be served, and kids are welcome to come in their pajamas. Call 541-826-3313.

SQUARE DANCE: The Star Promenaders host an easy, mainstream dance at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-665-5940.

FOLK DANCERS: The Ashland International Folk Dancers meet Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Call 541-482-8249.

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Nightclub two-step and waltz lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.

Saturday, Nov. 6

MILITARY MUSEUM BIRTHDAY: Visit Camp White Military Museum between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, Building 200, 8495 Crater Lake Highway, White City. It's the museum's 14th birthday. Call 541-826-2111, ext. 3674.

WILLAMETTE WRITERS: The Southern Oregon Chapter of Willamette Writers will host a talk by writer, playwright and teacher Bill Johnson, titled "Understanding Emotional Triggers," at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third St. Admission is $5. Another talk by Johnson, "The Spirit of Storytelling," will be presented at 1:15 p.m. Cost is $40. For information, e-mail soww77@gmail.com or call 541-301-9642.

MATERIAL GIRLS QUILT SHOW: The Material Girls of Shady Cove will hold its annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, at Shady Cove School, 37 Schoolhouse Lane, off Highway 62. The show includes a bazaar, raffles and vendors. For more information, e-mail cornell46@embarqmail.com.

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Shady Cove Branch Library will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the library, 22477 Highway 62. There will be used hardbacks books and lots of paperbacks. All large-print books will be free. Call 541-878-2270.

LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET: The Lithia Artisans Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on Calle Guanajuato along Ashland Creek, Ashland. The market showcases regional arts and crafts and live music; creekside dining is available. See www.lithiaartisansmarket.com or call 541-488-1040.

BOOK SALE AND SILENT AUCTION: Books, gift baskets, concert tickets, outdoor equipment and spa and bed-and-breakfast certificates will be available for viewing and bidding Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the library's early-literacy program. Call 541-776-6996.

WOOD CARVERS CLUB: The wood-carving group meets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The group teaches and shares ideas with beginning and intermediate wood carvers. The fee is $2 per month. Call 541-665-3634 or 541-665-7190.

TEEN LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY FUN: Activities for teens are held from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month in the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. On Nov. 6, the movie "Iron Man 2," rated PG-13, will be shown. Call 541-774-6413.

COUNTRY DANCE: Pat Summers and the Rogue Valley Playboys perform live dance music at 7 p.m. Saturdays in the Rogue River Community Center annex, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. Admission is $4. Call 541-951-5508.

Sunday, Nov. 7

ORIGAMI SUNDAYS: Origami expert Matt Medina the basics of origami from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sundays in the children's department of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Supplies are provided by Friends of the Ashland Public Library. The event is for ages 6 and older. Call 541-774-6995.

Monday Nov. 8

CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists and crafters are invited to submit up to 12 handmade items, such as ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry or small framed artwork, for Rogue Gallery & Art Center's annual juried show and holiday boutique, "Spirit in Hand." Artists can submit work from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13, and Monday, Nov. 15, at the art center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Items will be juried, and the artists notified the same day. Pick up is between 2 and 3 p.m. both days. Prices for items cannot exceed $300. For more information call 541-772-8118, ext. 305.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists in all media are invited to submit work to be considered for Rogue Gallery & Art Center's 2011 main-gallery exhibitions. Submissions are due Nov. 30. Submissions must include a portfolio containing digital images of at least 10 works, an artist's statement, resume, description of proposed exhibit and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return materials. For criteria, e-mail jules@roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists painting in all media are invited to apply for membership at the Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. Call 541-770-3190 or 541-772-2069.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists in all media are invited to apply for membership at The Creator's Gallery & Studio, 115 W. California St., Jacksonville. Call 541-772-2069 or see www.thecreatorsgallery.com.

BOOK EXCHANGE: A free book exchange is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-2400.

THE ARTISTS WORKSHOP: The group of regional painters invites interested artists to join painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. The group works outdoors, weather permitting, and indoors during colder months. Call 541-482-5837 for information.

LARGE-PRINT BOOK SALE: Large-print books are on sale for $1 at the Friends of the Medford Public Library Book Shop, 205 S. Central Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 541-779-3246.

SENIOR SINGERS: The Central Point Senior Singers meet at 11 a.m. Mondays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Call 541-664-4933.

BABIES IN THE LIBRARY: Jackson County Library Services will host story times for babies (12 months and younger) and toddlers (12 to 36 months) that focus on early literacy skills, such as rhyming and verbal language. Children must be accompanied by adults or caregivers. Call 541-774-6995 to register. Here's the schedule:

  • 11 a.m. Mondays for babies at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C.
  • 11:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers at the Central Point library, 116 Third St.
  • 1 p.m. Mondays for babies at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.
  • 10:10 a.m. Tuesdays for toddlers at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
  • 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays for babies at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
  • 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays for babies at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.

AFTER-SCHOOL MOVIE: "Secondhand Lions," rated PG, will be shown at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Admission is free and snacks will be served. Call 541-535-7090.

CLOGGING: Misty Mountain Cloggers meet at 6 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Dance instruction is available. Admission is $7. Call 541-772-1431.

ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH DANCE: The Ashland Country Dancers hold English and Scottish dances at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Live music is played the first and third Monday of every month. Admission is $2, $3 when live music is performed. Call 541-482-9586.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

KATHARINE GRACEY: "Memoirs of Oregon," an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Jacksonville artist Katharine Gracey, will be displayed through Dec. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Gracey's work is inspired by French countrysides and her native Southern Oregon. See www.katharinegracey.com or call 541-774-8679.

GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 23 at the Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com or call 541-261-5045.

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART: "American Art and Culture of the 1940s," an exhibit that includes mementos from World War II and its postwar years, will be displayed through Friday, Nov. 19, at the museum, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass. One of the highlights is Dorothea Lange's photographs of the Manzanar Relocation Center, one of 10 camps that interned Japanese-Americans during the war. Former Oregon poet laureate Lawson Inada has written a poem to accompany the photographs. Lawson was born in an internment camp in Northern California. The exhibit also features prints by painters famous in the 1940s, such as Andrew Wyeth, Norman Rockwell and Thomas Hart Benton. Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 541-479-3290 or see www.gpmuseum.com.

BALLROOM DANCE: Social Benefit Dance hosts easy ballroom dancing from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dance to standards performed by keyboardist and horn player Dave Flick and vocalist and puppeteer Neila Moore. Call 541-770-2614.

BOOK DISCUSSIONs: "The Calligrapher's Daughter," by Eugenia Kim, will be the topic of the Medford Library Book Discussion Group from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Adams Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, join the discussions and refreshments. Call 541-774-6415.

SWEET ADELINES: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The four-part chorus offers lessons on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. The Sweet Adelines perform locally and in an annual, regional competition. Women interested in singing are invited. See www.sweetadelinesos.org or call 541-774-9606.

DANCE AND JAM: Lee Earl and his Out'a Gas Band host an open jam and dance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue River Community Center, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. Admission is $2. Call 541-899-1846.

JUGGLING CLUB: Talent Juggling Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the gymnasium at Talent Elementary School, 307 W. Wagner Creek Road, Talent. All jugglers, beginning to advanced, are welcome. Call 541-535-1163.

JEOPARDY TRIVIA: Join the fun at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry fee is $1, and there will be prizes. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.

ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society will present a program by Dale Sullivan of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery titled "Wildflowers and Other Wonders of Jordan" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-664-5934.

SOUTHERN OREGON PHOTO ASSOCIATION: Darlene Lyone Kruse of Ashland will discuss techniques she uses for coastal photography and present tips on working with coastal weather and lighting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Admission is free. Call 541-772-7693.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM QUILTERS: The quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays at the U.S. Hotel, 123 S. California St., Jacksonville. Anyone interested may attend at no charge. Call 541-941-2463.

BABIES IN THE LIBRARY: Jackson County Library Services is conducting story times on Wednesdays for toddlers 12 to 36 months old, focusing on early literacy skills, such as rhyming, repetition, reading aloud and verbal language, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Children must be accompanied by an adult; family members welcome. To pre-register, call 541-774-6995.

SCIENCEWORKS MUSEUM: Year-round exhibits at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $7.50, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and adults older than 65. There are additional fees for some activities. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

WINDOWS IN TIME LECTURE: Historian Joseph Jones will present a lecture, titled "Southern Oregon at War: 1840-1856," at noon Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The topic will include a discussion of how the discovery of gold in Southern Oregon ended relatively peaceful relations between early setters and American Indians. Windows in Time lectures are sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library System. Admission is free. Call 541-773-6536 or 541-774-8689.

GEOLOGY TALK: Medford resident and amateur geologist John Jackson will present displays of rocks, minerals and fossils and discuss their practical uses at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The program is sponsored by Friends of the Ashland Public Library. Call 541-774-6995.

CARTOONIST LEIGH RUBIN: Syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin will present a talk, "A Twisted Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The Creative Process and Cartooning Techniques," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Rubin's cartoon, "Rubes," is published in Ashland's Daily Tidings and about 400 other newspapers around the world. He's been described as a sit-down comedian, and he finds inspiration in everyday life, from dogs and cats to religion and quirky people. Copies of his new book, "The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes," will be available at the talk. Admission is free. Call 541-552-6093.

SPELLING BEE: A spelling contest is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Participants can spell singly or on two-person teams. Entry is $1 per person. The winners and runners-up split the pot; winners also receive a pot-matching gift certificate from the restaurant. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.

THE SCOOT-N-WEAVERS: The dance club offers an advanced square-dance lesson followed by a workshop and dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.

WEST COAST SWING DANCE: Southern Oregon Swing offers dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The Studio, 217 Fourth St., Ashland. Beginning and intermediate West Coast swing instruction is at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for a lesson and the dance, $3 for the dance only. See www.soswing.org or call 541-324-7981.

Thursday, Nov. 11

GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 18 at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com or call 541-261-5045.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: The Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics will observe Veterans Day at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the facility's theater, 8495 Crater Lake Highway, White City. Program highlights include guest speaker Jim Klug, a memorial tribute to fallen Oregonian Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom heroes, a patriotic performance by the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band, posting/retiring the colors and a taps rendition by the 1-186th Army Infantry Honor Guard honoring the infantry's service members. Light refreshments will be served. Call 541-830-7468 or 541-830-7467.

COMMUNITY CHORUS: A community chorus meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Room 13 of Rogue Community College's B Building, Bartlett Street, Medford. All ages and levels of vocalists are welcome. Call 541-779-2796.

POETRY READING & MUSIC: Ashland poet Marcy Greene will celebrate the recent release of her book of poetry, "The Chemistry of Buddha's Brain," with a reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Ilahe Studio and Gallery, 215 Fourth St., Ashland. Her husband, classical guitarist Joseph Thompson, will perform original compositions written to accompany poems from her book. Fellow Ashland poet Kathleen Meagher will read poems from her forthcoming book, "Facing the Light." A $5 donation is suggested. Call 541-488-5072.

CALL TO POETS: Poets of all types may sign up for an open-mic session to be held at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups will be at 6:30 p.m. Call 541-512-1007.

MEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: Men interested in four-part harmony are invited to attend the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-779-7118.

WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: The Rogue Valley Women's Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Boys & Girls Club, 203 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Visitors may enter the club at its G Street entrance. Women interested in singing are invited to join. No auditions are necessary. Monthly dues cost $15, but a free 30-day trial membership is available. Funds generated by the club benefit high-school students in Grants Pass and Rogue River, the Junior Honor Choir and Boys & Girls Club. Call 541-476-7006 or 541-474-4447.

Friday, Nov 12

PRESCHOOL Puppet TheatER: See what Brenda Beaver and her forest friends are up to during a puppet theater from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second Friday of each month at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A brief environmental lesson will precede the puppet show, play time, a snack and related craft or activity. The show is for preschoolers and kindergartners 3 to 5 years of age, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program. There will be no late seating. Registration prior to day of program is required. To register, see www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

SQUARE DANCE: Lantz's Dantzers host square dances the second Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Advanced-level dancing begins at 6:30 p.m., round dancing at 7:30 p.m. and plus-level dancing at 8 p.m. Admission is $4. Call 541-772-1431.

TANGO DANCE PARTY: Argentine tango dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Tango lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.

Saturday, Nov. 13

NATURAL FIBER SHOW: The State of Jefferson Alpaca Association will hold its FiberMania Natural Fiber Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, off Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. Alpaca products will be available, along with workshops, spinning and weaving demonstrations and the Just for Fun Full Fleece Show. Ribbons will be awarded at the natural fibers workshops. Admission is free. See www.sojaa.com/alpacamania or call 541-831-0103.

TALENT GARDEN CLUB: Chloe Peart-Sivesend will demonstrate how to create holiday arrangements at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Talent library, 100 Home St. The arrangements will be given away as door prizes. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-636-2190.

EQUAMORE FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE: Learn some of the ways to help abandoned, abused, aged or neglected horses at an open house to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Equamore, 4723 Highway 66, Ashland. See www.equamore.org. RSVP by calling 541-482-5550 or e-mail equamore@charter.net.

BOOK READING: Mari Gayatri Stein will read from her latest book, "Puddle Moon," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. "Puddle Moon" is a storybook for all ages with 32 watercolor illustrations. Call 541-858-0203 for information.

NATIONAL GAMING DAY AT YOUR LIBRARY: Nintendo Wii Sports Resort and a large assortment of board games will be available from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. National Gaming Day at Your Library is an initiative supported by the American Library Association. Call 541-774-6413 for information.

VICTORIAN ETIQUETTE: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will present a program with Ann Wilton from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Hanley House, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Wilton will demonstrate how ladies of the Victorian era set their tables for the holidays and Victorian etiquette practices. The program will conclude with a Victorian tea. Cost is $25. To register, call 541-773-6536, ext. 1003.

LEATHER CRAFTS: Rogue Valley Leather Guild meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The hobbyist group teaches and shares ideas about tooling leather and saddle-stitching. Call 541-826-3177 or 541-899-3663.

HAVURAH AUCTION: "Puttin' on the Ritz," Havurah Shir Hadash's annual fundraising event will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A silent auction will be held from 5 to 7:15 p.m. and feature gift certificates and items from local merchants and restaurants. A live auction will begin at 7:15 p.m., and items on the block will include vacations in Costa Rica, Mexico, Maine, the Oregon Coast and Lake Shastina, Calif. Admission is $30 and includes food, wine and live music. There also will be a 50-50 raffle. Call 541-488-7716 for information.

STAR PROMENADERS: The club hosts a mainstream square dance the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds begin at 7:30 p.m., squares at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Call 541-665-5940.

Sunday, Nov. 14

FLEA MARKET: Antiques, collectibles, crafts and more will be available at the Original Medford Giant Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Admission is $1 for adults, free for ages 12 and younger. See www.fleaforall.net or call 541-772-8211.

ASHLAND FAMILY YMCA SUNDAY TEA DANCE: Dance to the big-band sound of The Easy Valley Eight from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Ashland Family YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Admission for members and non-members is $7 at the door, $6 for teens. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-482-9622.

Monday, Nov. 15

LIBRARY BOOK SHOP SALE: Good-as-new, fiction and nonfiction books suitable for gifts can be found from Monday, Nov. 15, through Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the Friends of the Medford Public Library Book Shop, 205 S. Central Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Most books are priced from $1 to $3. See www.foml.weebly.com or call 541-779-3246.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

GUILD LECTURE SERIES: Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Medford Library, Ean Roby will discuss "The Coming of the Hellenistic Age" in a noon lecture Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Community Meeting Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The lecture will focus on Alexander's conquests and his successors' efforts to hold and extend their power. Call 541-774-6415.

SOUTHERN OREGON SKYWATCHERS: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the North Medford High School planetarium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. Anyone interested may attend. See www.orskywatchers.org.

BOOK READING: Karen and Larry Gans will read from their memoir, "Gift of El Tio," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029.

Thursday, Nov. 18

BOOK READING: Carol Petit will read from her book, "Lies of Mercy, Lies of Grace: Tales of a Pennsylvania Dutch Girl in Miami," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029.

Friday, Nov. 19

SQUARE DANCE: Lantz's Dantzers hold square dances the third Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds begin at 7:30 p.m., and mainstream and plus dancing begins at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-1431.

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Tango and swing lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.

Saturday, Nov. 20

BREAKFAST: A breakfast of biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Cost is $6.

CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS: A community holiday celebration will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Butte Falls. Various businesses in town will offer special items, and the Lioness Women's Club will host its annual bazaar with a lunch and silent auction at Butte Falls Community Hall. Local artist Joe Dunbar will demonstrate drawing with chalk pastels at the Community Bible Church, and there will be a raffle for the drawing. The Bill Edmondson Memorial Museum on Pine Street will be open. Other events include a visit by St. Nick and a tree-lighting ceremony. Flyers and maps of the events will be available at the participating businesses and at the gazebo in the park. Call 541-865-7707 for information.

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS: Ben Truwe unlocks the secrets of the past during his "Haunted Brothels and Opium Dens of Medford" walking tours at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. Find out where Medford residents "lynched the knocker and burned the hammer." The free tours last about two hours and are suitable for all ages. Participants should dress for the weather and meet at the Southern Oregon Historical Society History Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-773-8369 for reservations.

TEEN CHESS CLUB: Teenagers can play chess from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of players are welcome; basic instruction offered. Call 541-774-6413.

LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE: Jim Lane and the Renegades will present live country, oldies and rock 'n' roll music from 7 to 10 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $4. Call 541-955-5229.

Sunday, Nov. 21

SOUTHERN OREGON WOOD TURNERS: Learn how to turn wood on a lathe at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of every month with Southern Oregon Wood Turners Club. The group meets at 175 Royal Lane, Rogue River, and anyone interested is invited to attend. Call 541-956-5958 or 541-476-6137.

Monday, Nov. 22

ACCORDION CLUB: The Medford Accordion Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Anyone interested in playing or listening is invited. Admission is $1. Call 541-488-7777.

Friday, Nov. 26

ADVANCED SQUARE DANCE: The Scoot-N-Weavers host an A1/A2 square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Nightclub two-step lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.

Saturday, Nov. 27

BREAKFAST: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. the last Saturday of every month at Warren Lodge No. 10 in Jacksonville, 135 Oregon St. Cost is $6.

STAR PROMENADERS: The club hosts an advanced and plus-level square dance the fourth Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. A1 and A2 squares will begin at 6:30 p.m., pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. and plus-squares with A1 tips at 8 p.m. Admission is a $4 donation. Call 541-665-5940.

Monday, Nov. 29

call to artists: Artists are invited to submit art in all media to the 33rd annual Sagebrush Rendezvous Art Exhibit to be held Jan. 29-30 at the Running Y Resort in Klamath Falls. A portion of proceeds from the show will benefit the American Cancer Society and other charities. Deadline for submission is Monday, Nov. 29. Fees, registration and criteria are available at www.klamath.org/events/sagebrushart or call 541-891-8618.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

CALL FOR SHORT FILMS: The DIVA Center in Eugene is calling for short films (15 minutes or less) by Oregon filmmakers for entry in its seventh annual OpenLens Festival to be held Jan. 28-30. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 1. The OpenLens Festival is a celebration of independent filmmaking dedicated to showcasing new films and providing networking for filmmakers. Prizes are $100, $200 and $500. For information and application, see www.openlens.proscenia.net.

Sunday, Dec. 5

MUSICIANS SWAP MEET: The 13th annual Musicians Swap Meet will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The event is sponsored by Cabin Fever Sound. Tables cost $12 to $20 and may be reserved by calling 541-482-4830.

Friday, Dec. 10

PRESCHOOL Puppet TheatER: See what Brenda Beaver and her forest friends are up to during a puppet theater from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second Friday of each month at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A brief environmental lesson will precede the puppet show, play time, a snack and related craft or activity. The show is for preschoolers and kindergartners 3 to 5 years of age, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program. There will be no late seating. Registration prior to day of program is required. To register, see www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

BOOK DISCUSSIONs: The Medford Library Book Discussion Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Adams Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the group will discuss James Fenimore Cooper's "Last of the Mohicans." Refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-6415.

Saturday, Dec. 18

TEEN CHESS CLUB: Teenagers can play chess from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of players are welcome; basic instruction offered. Call 541-774-6413.